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The Hot Rod Magazine/In-N-Out Burger 70th Anniversary Show


1948 was a very special year in Southern California. The first issue of Hot Rod Magazine was published in January in Los Angeles. Twenty miles away in Baldwin Park, another first was happening. Harry Snyder and his wife Esther introduced California’s first drive-thru hamburger stand that they named In-N-Out Burger. Both of these businesses grew to be giants in their respective industries through hard work and dedication and by providing a product of the highest quality.


You can imagine the excitement it generated when these two titans decided to join together to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. This wasn’t going to be a quiet, simple celebration. Instead, it was going to be a birthday bash, complete with hot rods, drag racing, and great food. No ordinary place could hold this venue, so it was decided that it would be held at the massive Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, home of the Auto Club Raceway.

70th Anniversary Hot Rod magazine/In-N-Out show

The gates opened at 8am, and by mid-day, over 2,000 cars had shown up. The dragstrip was busy, with constant flow of racecars, along with exhibition runs from famous cars occurring throughout the day. No In-N-Out party would be complete without burgers, and they did not disappoint. They showed up with TEN 18-wheeled lunch trucks, staffed with nearly 400 employees. The food lines were long, but in typical In-N-Out fashion, they were quick to get people fed.

In-N-Out Food truck

In-N-Out Food at the 70th Anniversary party



66 Nova Gasser

Early '60s Cadillac

Mercury NASCAR stock car

Lola T-70

1966 Nova

1969 Z/28

Bill Jenkins Pro Stock Vega

Bill Jenkins Pro Stock Vega

Ed Pink Old Master dragster

1966 Cammer Mustang

1966 Cammer Mustang

Burkholder Brothers Fiat

Groundshaker Fuel Altered

Tocco, Harper, and Garten Fuel Altered

Ingenue Buick Funny car

Ingenue Buick Funny car engine

Don Lindfor's roadster pickup

1957 Chevy truck

Procharger Hemi Belvedere

1959 Impala

1956 Chevy

1956 Chevy engine

Blown Big Block Chevy

Nailhead Buick

1969 Camaro SS

1967 Camaro Pace Car

Challenger 6-pack

426 max wedge

Don Waldron's roadster

LS engine with crazy headers

1965 Chevelle SS

1959 Biscayne drag car

Hemi Dart

Bob Bauder's old 1948 Ford Sedan

1966 GT350H Mustang

1969 Mustang Mach 1

VW Notchback

1932 Ford 3-window

1932 Ford 3-window

 Ford Pickup

VW Bus

 1970 Firebird Formula

1967 C-10

Herbie Volkswagon

1963 Impala

1963 Impala

1969 Impala wagon

1962 Impala

1969 Camaro SS

1932 Ford 5-window

1969 Camaro in rare butternut color

Ryan reed built pickup truck

Ryan Reed built Harley

1932 Coupe

1932 Ford coupe



A big thanks to all at Hot Rod Magazine and In-N-Out who put on this fantastic show! Here’s a sneak peek to a couple of people who just might be on the Round Six Podcast in the very near future.  Dulcich, Frieberger and Leah



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